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Cultural Studies & Analysis

139 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
27 Master's Degrees Annually
#266 in Popularity
$76,990 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Cultural Studies & Analysis Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many cultural studies and analysis graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 139
Graduate Certificate 31
Master’s Degree 27
Associate’s Degree 19
Doctor’s Degree 11

What Can You Do With a Cultural Studies & Analysis Major?

People with a culture studies degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Professors 9.4% $65,660

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Studies & Analysis?

139 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
63% Percent Women
28% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 139 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in cultural studies and analysis in 2019, making it rank #266 in popularity. The major attracts more women than men. About 63% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of culture studies majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Culture Studies Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 78
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Culture Studies. About 12.2% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan

How Much Do Cultural Studies & Analysis Majors Make?

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

The median early-career salary of cultural studies and analysis students with a bachelor’s degree is $19,600 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $19,600 (25th percentile) and $19,600 (75th percentile).

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One thing to note here is that not all of these people may be working in careers related to culture studies.

Salaries According to BLS

Culture Studies majors often go into careers with median salaries of $76,990. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Online Cultural Studies & Analysis Programs

In 2018-2019, 41 schools offered a culture studies program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 6 1
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 12 0
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 0

Is a Degree in Cultural Studies & Analysis Worth It?

The median salary for a culture studies grad is $76,990 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 93% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $741,800 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to culture studies.

Major Number of Grads
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 37,392
Biological & Physical Science 29,278
International Studies 7,967
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,609
Nutrition Science 4,794
Behavioral Science 3,731
Natural Sciences 2,571
Cognitive Science 2,275
Sustainability Science 2,194
Human Biology 1,460
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 1,310
Gerontology 1,281
Human Computer Interaction 1,272
Science, Technology & Society 1,171
Mathematics & Computer Science 1,105
Computational Science 927
Systems Theory 917
Museum Studies 801
Dispute Resolution 668
Historic Preservation 433
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 424
Classical & Ancient Studies 303
Marine Science 275
Biopsychology 165
Medieval Studies 108
Accounting & Computer Science 71
Maritime Studies 45
Holocaust Studies 40

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